Matchday 22 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Fagiano Okayama
Verdy’s 22nd game of the 2016 J2 season is at Home v Fagiano Okayama at Ajinomoto Stadium, after the disappointment in losing the last 2 games (Lost 1-0 against Cerezo and lost 2-1 against Kitakyushu last weekend), it’s time for Verdy to hopefully get back to winning ways but they have to do it against 4th place Fagiano Okayama – looking at the table – Verdy really need to push themselves away really bad, there are 3 clubs on 20 points (one of them Verdy), Gunma are currently 2 points behind all 3 clubs, but if Verdy get a win and if results go Verdy’s way then a climb up the table will be much better for everyone I’m sure. Let’s have a look at the head to head between each other, after 16 games against each other, it looks like this – Verdy Wins -7, Draws – 3, Okayama Wins – 6, the biggest win for Verdy against Okayama is 4-0 – both games (Home/Away) was in the 2011 season and also Verdy won 5 games in a row against Okayama at one time(from late 2009 to late 2011) so let’s hope for a win at least and nothing less, fingers crossed it’s a Verdy win and will give confidence to everyone for the rest of the season. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Kitakyushu (Sun 3rd July)
Bench – Ota, Koki Anzai, Taira, Minami, Futagawa, D Takagi, Kori
Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Fagiano Okayama
Tokyo Verdy – D D W L L
Fagiano Okayama – W W D W D
Here is the Fagiano Okayama team that drew 2-2 against Shimizu S-Pulse last weekend, it was honours even in Okayama, it wasn’t till the 67th minute till the goals got started with Chong Tese getting Shimizu’s first goal, then 4 minutes later, Okayama scored the equaliser on the 71st minute thanks to Yuta Toyokawa and it got better 5 minutes later when Daisuke Ito got the 2nd goal for Okayama, but with 5 minutes to goal, Shimizu got the equaliser thanks to Ryohei Shirasaki to make it 2-2 at the end.
Here are the fixtures for Matchday 22 –
Saturday, 9th July
Cerezo Osaka v Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
Sunday, 10th July
JEF United Chiba v Mito Hollyhock
Machida Zelvia v Montedio Yamagata
Yokohama FC v Tokushima Vortis
Matsumoto Yamaga v Zweigen Kanazawa
Shimizu S-Pulse v Roasso Kumamoto
Renofa Yamaguchi v Giravanz Kitakyushu
Kamatamare Sanuki v Ehime FC
V-Varen Nagasaki v FC Gifu
Kyoto Sanga v Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Come on Verdy!